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jamesrbrown322


Franklin, TN (via Portsmouth, OH)

Member since 15 June 2013 | Blog

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Hugging my dad after Ken Dorsey's pass hit the ground.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Eddie George and Joshua Perry
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: David Lighty
  • NFL TEAM: Bengals/Browns (affection) and Titans (location)
  • NHL TEAM: Predators
  • NBA TEAM: Teams with LeBron or Buckeyes
  • MLB TEAM: Reds and Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Arsenal

Recent Activity

Comment 1 hour ago

Truth is, the sample size is just too small. His stats as a freshman weren't necessarily mind-blowing, but they were good. Quite honestly, if we're talking about all-around game and talent, I'd have to say he's definitely outside the top 5, probably not top 10. Sorry, but overall body of work matters. It may seem like sacrilege, but if we're evaluating each player as an overall back (skill level, speed, power, agility, pass catching, etc) my top 10 would look like this -

1. Zeke
2. Eddie
3. Byars
5. Archie
6. Janowicz (although you could consider him a QB)
7. Beanie
8. El Guapo
9. Tim Spencer
10. Wiley gets the slight nod over Pittman and Pearson, followed by Clarett, Cassady, Ferguson, and Raymont.

Comment 22 hours ago

Being a Buckeye transcends playing time in every way imaginable. Only someone who is skilled enough to be involved in this program could understand that. The pundits, the Twitter “experts” and the talking heads don’t and have never mattered to me.

You have to understand: Ohio Stadium, “The Shoe,” doesn’t make Ohio State. The uniforms and the hype videos don’t make Ohio State. Woody Hayes delivered the message when he said, “You win with people.” It’s the people that make Ohio State.

Culture established by leaders does, and always will matter. Whether it's a fortune 500 or family business, academic institution, a family, or a football team, culture matters. Success is sustained through championship culture - helping everyone recognize that unique skill set that allows them to contribute to winning, and maximizing those attributes to the best of their abilities.

Comment 22 hours ago

Wow. If we truly judged people by the content of their character, we'd all think much higher of this young man. What an impressive person he is, and his future is clearly bright because of it. No doubt that he will be a success in whatever career and character path he chooses!

Comment 18 Jan 2017

Not trying to insult the upperclassmen who have given tons of effort, blood, sweat, and time to the program, but I'm most looking forward to seeing something great from Victor, Mack, Grimes, and Harris. I'm rooting for some of the elder statesmen in the room to make a huge impact because it would be great for them, and the team as a whole. However, the 4 younger guys have the potential to be difference makers.

Comment 18 Jan 2017

The receivers certainly weren't the only problem last year.

Indeed. Let's call a spade a spade - with all of the talent that has been recruited on both sides of the ball, the offense was a borderline trainwreck. Yes I know, about the scoring and production overall, but those stats were padded significantly in games against some bad opponents. Meanwhile, the offense looked awful against every team with a pulse.

Comment 18 Jan 2017

Dude, that's a lot of sophomores. Is it me, or are is carrying 35 (potentially 36) pretty heavy? I mean, I guess you wanna be three deep at every single position, but that seems pretty hefty to me.

One thing's for sure -  the future is very bright in Columbus. They have finally reached the level that Alabama has occupied for years - four and five stars backing up four and five stars.

Comment 17 Jan 2017

Not to be a downer, but am I the only one who has mixed emotions about the success of the Buckeyes rookies this year? I am proud of the guys, and it is fantastic free advertising for the program. However, it makes 2015 hurt that much more honestly. I'm looking forward to seeing if Cardale gets a shot within the next couple of years as well. With a good offensive line, I think that he could be a very solid to good NFL QB for several seasons.

Comment 17 Jan 2017

Based upon the schedule, returning players, and the infusion of new talent hungry for an opportunity, we should all be very excited for the 2017 season. Let's maintain the hope and optimism that Wilson's new offensive philosophy, game planning, and playcalling lands Barrett in NYC and the Bucks back into the CFP after a victorious appearance in Indianapolis. I really do think that in 2017 we'll see significant contributions from the young receivers, Baugh become a bigger part of the passing game, increased production from Weber, and Barrett's best statistical season yet.

On defense, the insanely talented, athletic, and deep DLine will cover for the DBs as they gain experience and improve as the season progresses. Also, do not overlook the fact that the Buckeyes return one of the quickest, most athletic, best pairs of OLBs in the nation.

Let's just hope that we all see significant improvements in the kicking and return game while not experiencing too big of step backward in the punting game.

Comment 17 Jan 2017

The top 4 DEs on this team are sure fire draft picks. As for the guys behind them, scary. I don't think that there's any question that DE is by far the deepest position on the entire roster. If they play as we expect, and a few of the DTs step up and improve (not to mention, Sprinkle returning to 100%), the pass rush will be unstoppable.

Comment 16 Jan 2017

As soon as they decided to retain Coach O, this race was pretty much over. Nabbing Garrett and Cage is nothing to sneeze at this cycle. Hopefully the Bucks can start landing some of these elite recruits that wait til NSD to announce. I know it's really stupid, and it's great to go into NSD not having to worry about the staff scrambling for signees or losing commitments, but I do get a little jealous of the programs who have recruits commit to them live on the day.

Comment 15 Jan 2017

Yeah, guys ranked that low never really amount to anything. Look, to a certain extent I agree with what you're saying. However, these coaches know about the scholarship crunch, as well as which recruits fit their system and overall philosophy. I refuse to believe that Meyer is the type of coach who would throw out a scholarship to a kid just for the hell of it. He's not going to recruit anyone that he doesn't believe can help the team win.

Comment 14 Jan 2017

Hey, if it's where he's comfortable, and where he think he can play and develop, then more power to him. Clearly that's more important to him than being involved in a vareity of ways, winning football games, and competing for championships. I don't fault the kid or his thought process. If early playing time and going to a school with an WR pedigree slightly longer than an intramural team, then he picked the right spot.